Caldera announces 23 artists who have been selected for residencies in winter 2019. These artists will spend up to a month at the Caldera Arts Center near Sisters, Oregon. “Caldera is honored to announce three dynamic and diverse groups of Artists in Residence who will be creating, living, presenting, and teaching this winter at our Arts Center,” said Executive Director Brian Detman.
Every winter, Caldera welcomes artists from around the country accepted to the AiR Program for month-long stays at the Arts Center. Residencies are awarded based on a competitive application process open to artists from all disciplines. For many artists, residencies are a vital part of the artistic process, giving them time and space to focus, untethered by daily distractions, in a community of artists who can enhance reflection and energize new work in unexpected ways, while surrounded by a different landscape than their home environments. In 2019, residents will create new works in theatre, sculpture, nonfiction, dance, poetry, film, and many other genres.
While in residence, these artists will also offer workshop to students in Caldera’s Youth Program as well as to the public. More information on public workshops will be available in November.
Doors to the Arts Center (31500 Blue Lake Dr., Sisters) will open to the public for Caldera’s Artists in Residence Open Studios on January 26, February 23, and March 23 from 12:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m. Artists in Residence, as well as Caldera students, share their work with the public through presentations and performances. Admission is free and light refreshments will be served.
Applications for 2020 residencies will be open in January 2019.
2019 Caldera Artists in Residence
Click here to learn more about our 2019 AiR.
JANUARY ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE
Farooq Ahmed, Literary Arts (Los Angeles, CA)
Jess Arndt, Literary Arts (Los Angeles, CA)
Maria Alejandra Barrios, Literary Arts (New York, NY)
May Cat, Visual Arts (Portland, OR)
Andres Chang, Visual Arts (Brooklyn, NY)
Anna Gray + Ryan Wilson Paulsen, Visual Arts (Portland, OR)
Anthony Hudson, Performing Arts (Portland, OR)
FEBRUARY ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE
Sarah Abdel-Jelil, Performing Arts (Minneapolis, MN)
Gisell Calderón, Performing Arts (Minneapolis, MN)
Abigail Chabitnoy, Literary Arts (Fort Collins, CO)
Ian Hanesworth, Visual Arts (Minneapolis, MN)
Larry Krone, Performing + Visual Arts (New York, NY)
Aurora Masum-Javed, Literary Arts (Lewisburg, PA)
Jamila Osman, Literary Arts (Portland, Oregon)
Sa’dia Rehman, Literary Arts (Portland, Oregon)
MARCH ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE
Kemi Adeyemi, Literary + Visual Arts (Seattle, WA)
Julie Hammond, Performing Arts (Vancouver, BC)
Alexandria Martinez, Visual Arts (Oakland, CA)
Carolyn Monastra, Visual Arts (Brooklyn, NY)
Emily X.R. Pan, Literary Arts (Brooklyn, NY)
Analise Cleopatra, Visual Arts (Portland, OR)
Alisa Yang, Visual Arts (Saratoga, CA)
Caldera’s Artists in Residence program is supported by The Oregon Cultural Trust, The Ford Family Foundation, The Oregon Community Foundation, and many generous individual donors.
The Caldera Community Residency is created specifically for Caldera camp staff, teaching artists, and alumni of our Artists in Residence (AiR) program. Spend up to two weeks at the Arts Center working on personal projects among other members of the Caldera community.
Dates: December 8–22, 2018. All residents must arrive on December 8 between noon and 5 p.m. and stay a minimum of one week.
<< Revisit the community and warmth that is Caldera while enjoying time and space to work on creative personal projects and enjoy the outdoors. A project could be any art/craft/creative project, research or study, lesson or curriculum planning, etc. Explore something new or delve deeper into work you know and love!
<< Residents must arrive on Saturday, December 8 between noon and 5 p.m. and stay a minimum of one week (departing December 15) or maximum of two weeks (departing December 22 by 11 a.m.).
<< Caldera will provide a welcome dinner for all residents on December 8 at 6 p.m. Residents will provide their own meals, materials, and transportation.
<< This residency is open to 2017 and 2018 Camp Caldera staff and teaching artists, and AiR Program alumni only. Collaborations are encouraged!
<< This is a child-friendly opportunity. Residents with children may attend with their child/children and a caretaker. Families will be assigned an a-frame or cabin.
ACCOMMODATIONS & STUDIOS:
<< A-frame or Cabin: Includes 2 – 4 beds, full bathroom, and mini-kitchen. These spaces will be reserved for artists with children and collaborations of two or more people.
<< Rooms in Tamarack Hall: Those staying in Tamarack Hall will have two private rooms. Each room includes 1 queen bed and writing desk. Bathrooms, kitchen, and living space are shared. Please understand that complete quiet cannot be guaranteed as there will be up to 11 people sharing Tamarack Hall. Quiet hours will be observed between 10 p.m. and 8 a.m.
<< Studio Space: All studios (Campbell Studio, Photo Studio and the Grand Room) will be shared among up to three residents/collaborations.
<< The Hearth Library and Kitchen will be shared among all residents.
APPLICATION & FEES:
<< Fill out the brief online application. Acceptance is on a rolling basis, and the application will be open until September 28. All applicants will be notified of their status by October 15 at the latest.
<< If you attended a December residency in 2016 or 2017, you will be placed on a waitlist until the application closes.
<< Fees are sliding scale $50 – $200 and can be paid via Paypal upon acceptance to hold your spot. Fees are non-refundable.
Questions? Contact Maesie Speer, Arts Center Programs Manager, 541.595.0956 or AiR@CalderaArts.org.
Monday, August 13
5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Downtown Bend Library (601 NW Wall St, Bend)
Appetizers and drinks provided.
This is a free event. No RSVP necessary.
Do you need time away from distractions to finish a project? Or maybe space to rest and reflect about your creative practice? Have you wanted to apply to a residency but haven’t found the time or resources to do it? What prevents you and other artists and other creatives of color from getting into residencies?
For people of color, the ability to navigate the world as an artist or creative can be even more challenging due to institutional barriers and lack of visibility, resources, or recognition of the work as valuable. If you ever wanted to get into a residency and needed support in doing so, here is a chance to learn from other artists of color about Caldera’s Artists in Residence (AiR) program and more!
This event, organized by artists, cultural organizers, and previous Caldera residents, Luann Algoso and Patricia Vazquez, will explore what it means for people of color to take up space at artist residencies. We will hear from a panel of previous Caldera residents about their experiences going through the application process, how they spent their time during residency, and what the benefits and downsides were to attending residency. After the panel discussion, we will lead a brief workshop to share tips and suggestions to best prepare your application to Caldera and other artist residencies.
Artists, activists, performers, musicians, designers, writers, culinary artists, and all creatives are welcome!
If you have questions about this event, please contact Maesie Speer at Maesie.Speer@CalderaArts.org.
This event is supported by a Community Grant from The Oregon Community Foundation.
Art, Survival, & Transformative Social Change with February AiR Dean Spade
Sunday, February 12
1 p.m.– 3 p.m.
OSU-Cascades | Academic/Dining Building, Room 206
1500 SW Chandler Avenue
Bend, OR 97702
How do images, songs, films, performances, novels, and other works of art transform our political reality? How have artists participated in social movements? What role does art practice, both by professional artists and by anyone and everyone, have in building a more just world? How does art transform our relationships to each other, ourselves, and the planet? How does art help us survive disasters, oppression, and dangerous political conditions?
Join attorney, activist, writer, and Caldera Artist in Residence Dean Spade for an interactive workshop about art and social change. Together we will look at some of the art that has fueled and been created by contemporary movements to dismantle racism, cultivate gender liberation, oppose police violence and mass imprisonment, abolish immigration enforcement, build indigenous sovereignty in North America and the Pacific, and fight for climate justice. We will discuss how art has impacted our own political development and what role art might have in how we survive a political moment that is bringing up fear and hopelessness but also mobilization and solidarity.
This event is free and open to the public. Required registration here.
Dean Spade is an associate professor at the Seattle University School of Law. In 2002 he founded the Sylvia Rivera Law Project, a nonprofit collective that provides free legal help to low-income people and people of color who are trans, intersex, and/or gender nonconforming and works to build trans resistance rooted in racial and economic justice. He is the author of Normal Life: Administrative Violence, Critical Trans Politics, and the Limits of Law. In 2015 he released Pinkwashing Exposed: Seattle Fights Back!, an hour-long documentary that follows a local queer-community controversy and examines the concept of pinkwashing (watch free here).